AW169 lands in London


Full scale mock-up on display outside the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

AW169 mock-upAgustaWestland announced that a full scale
mock-up of the new AW169 helicopter is being exhibited in London, in front of the UK Department for
Business, Innovation and Skills headquarters in Victoria Street. The 4.5 ton AW169,
launched in July 2010 at the Farnborough International Air Show, is scheduled
to fly in 2012 with deliveries to customers starting in 2015.

The AW169 is the only new generation
helicopter in its weight category and AgustaWestland’s Yeovil
facility in the UK
is extensively involved in the design, development and manufacturing programme,
following a £22 million loan announced in July 2011 by the Department of Business,
Innovation and Skills. The AW169 programme marks the beginning of a new era for
the Yeovil plant with a move into the commercial helicopter business. Commercial helicopter work will become an increasing important part of
AgustaWestland’s UK
business alongside its business with the UK Ministry of Defence and military export